Things to do in Cape Town, the Helderberg, and the Cape Winelands

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Pulled Pork and Brisket from the Hickory Shack outside Grabouw (2018-04-15)

I might have mentioned in passing that we had roped in Chantelle’s folks to head out to the Hickory Shack for lunch with us one April Sunday afternoon (Monty was super keen on giving this place a go), but up until… Continue Reading →

Brisket at The Hickory Shack in Grabouw (2017-03-26)

Last year December, right before our big Christmas family lunch, we ate for the very first time at the Hickory Shack in Grabouw, a Texan style smokehouse famed for both its brisket and use of a proper, Southern-style fire pit… Continue Reading →

Pulled Pork from the Hickory Shack in Grabouw (2016-12-22)

The Hickory Shack has been operating for about a year now, situated just past Grabouw on the Thandi Estate off the N2 in the Elgin Valley. The concept behind this interesting eatery is a simple one – bring an authentic… Continue Reading →

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